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Profile for Vince Nel (WW)



Name Vince Nel (WW)
Email Address vincen@fgate.co.za
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I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    Tadaaa!!!

    The IRL winners with the silverware


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 15:55:42 ---

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2022-08-10 16:14:09 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • 2022 Vasco Ocean Race IRL
    Board » General Discussion
    An opportunity exists for a SOL crewed boat (similar to the SOL Fastnet campaign) for the 2022 Vasco Ocean Race from Durban to East London.
    a Boat has become available for a crew to race this (the oldest offshore race in South Africa) ocean race irl. The boat called Flyer is a Benneteau First33 and she is race ready with new sails etc. She has done the race quite a few times in the past and she stands a decent chance of overall race honours due to a favourable handicap rating.

    Is there an interest in such a venture?
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Saffa Skippers
    Board » General Discussion
    Sorted Seb
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  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Nice job techs. Will take a bit of getting used to from my side... and not having been on SOL for some time it's a big user interface change straight up. Will play around with it a bit and see what's what.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Closure of Puffin browser
    Board » General Discussion
    Yip... seen the Chrome message as well... SOL will be more challenging in future for sure unless some of the brainy folk can come up with some magic.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • QUAY OF REMEMBRANCE
    Board » General Discussion
    Can I make a suggestion?

    Can the SOL powers that be create a page / link for SOLers who have sailed on?

    We have lost quite a few loved fellow SOLers through the years and for the new SOLers who have joined in recent times as well as new SOLers to yet join it would be good to know in whose wake they sail.
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: RIP psail - Joao Malafaia
    Board » In memoriam
    Devastated to say the least. When we last spoke on email Joao had extended an invitation to us to visit him at home as soon as I can get a yacht kitted and make the passage to Portugal... that was not that long ago. Was looking forward spending some time with him and his family and go sailing together... That will now have to wait for a while.

    I for one will miss him a lot as we shared many a story on email and chatted quite a bit through the years...

    Bugger... don't know what else to say really... Will write a more coherent post later. Day suddenly gone strangely dark here by us.

    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2019-04-09 07:45:13 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Does NOAA not give out medium to long term prediction models?
    I'm talking IRL cruising here and not SOL just for the record.


    --- Last Edited by Vince Nel (WW) at 2018-09-25 15:23:34 ---
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • LONG TO MEDIUM TERM WEATHER MODELS / DATA
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi SOLers... Which are the best long to medium term weather and atmospheric data models to use for long distance cruising?

    asking for some guidance here.

    Thanks.

    Vince
    I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
  • Re: Golden Globe Races 2018 - Seat Of The Pants commitment
    Board » Sailonline Yacht Club
    Please sign me up for the _SOTP suffix again.
    Ta
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Flight of the Godwit - Wellington to Hegura 2024


Bar-tailed godwits can fly about 6500 nm without resting - further than any other known bird. They fly at about 32 knots, which means this 5000 nm leg would be done in a week. We won't be able to accomplish that, although we will sail our fast Maxi trimaran. This race is the first of three legs reflecting the migration routes of the bird, and the third leg of the 2024 Ocean Race Championship. The voyage promises to be not only a test of skill and strategy but an immersive experience in the beauty of the archipelagos of the western Pacific. Join us as we push the boundaries of seafaring prowess on this epic adventure. Let's fly like a godwit!
PRIZE: SMPF
Race #1763
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Maxi Trimaran PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ1 - GWT - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
Race starts: Mar 04th 11:00 Registration Open!
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Sea of Cortez 2024

Welcome to the breathtaking Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage site! Prepare for an unforgettable 700nm journey starting from Cabo San Lucas and culminating in the serene Baia de la Paz. The ever-so-popular Xp-55, crafted by Denmark's Niels Jeppesen, will be our trusty companion in this exciting adventure. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the stunning sights along the way—be sure to bring your binoculars and cameras for an extra dose of awe and wonder!
Race #1786
INFO by brainaid.de
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NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
Ranking: SYC
Race starts: Mar 02nd 05:00 Registration Open!
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Simonstown to St Helena 2024

Since the weather in the northern hemisphere is not pleasant, we stay in the climate of southern Africa to hold another race from the All-Round Championship series. Our Gunboat_90s will have to cover the 1700nm route from Simonstown to the island of Saint Helena, which became the last haven of Emperor Napoleon.
Race #1785
INFO by brainaid.de
GB90 PARTICULARS
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking:
ARQ1 - ARCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Sunday,
March 10 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 26th 17:00 Registration Closed
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San Diego to Puerto Vallarta 2024

Set sail for adventure with Sailonline's third epic voyage, in collaboration with the San Diego Yacht Club! Prepare for the ultimate challenge: a 1000-nautical-mile race to Puerto Vallarta along the stunning Mexican Riviera. As the real fleet ventures forth, we'll be right beside them, guiding our Santa Cruz 70s toward the sun-soaked shores of Puerto Vallarta! Are you ready to join the excitement?!
Race #1784
INFO by brainaid.de
Santa Cruz 70 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
March 6 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Feb 24th 20:00 Registration Closed
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